Located in Detroit’s historic Rivertown district, Atwater Brewery was founded in March of 1997 with the purpose of carrying on the rich history of breweries in Detroit. They currently have a portfolio of nearly two dozen year-round, seasonal and single batch beers. One of their seasonal offerings is a wheat ale brewed with mango aptly names Whango.
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color. The one finger off white head is fairly dense and dissipates at a moderate rate. One the head has completely settled a light lacing remains both atop the beer and along the sides of the glass.
On the nose you find plethora of fruit aromas. While mango dominates these fruit notes, aromas of melon and stone fruits like peaches and apricots are also discernible. There is a wheat aroma that peaks through the fruit along with a touch of pale malts.
The palate brings you where the nose promised it would. Fruit notes dominated by mango hit right off the bat. The secondary fruit notes of melon and stone fruit add depth and are closely followed by notes of wheat and pale malts on the mid palate. The fruit notes carry through to the finish where they are met by a black pepper spice. The finish is smooth and clean.
The Beer Buyer Overall Rating: 3.5 Out of 5 Pints